posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:59 AM
If you're putting XP on it, I think you'll also need to replace the master boot record (MBR), as that's where GRUB resides. If you're going to put
Win7 on it, it will overwrite the MBR on its own.
There is no one single way to do that. It depends on what tools you have at hand. I'd recommend UBCD4WIN, or something similar--something that has a
tool you can use to do the deed.
Somebody call me on this if I'm mistaken....
ETA: Sometimes there's also an F-key that will let you choose whether to start from hard drive or CD or USB stick or whatever. Usually F11 or F12.
Sometimes it's F8, but, whichever it is, you have to hit it early--just after you hear the single startup beep, give the key a tap every couple of
seconds or so until it comes up.
edit on 4/25/2012 by Ex_CT2 because: (no reason given)